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What_Why Psychology--Chapter 1

What_Why Psychology--Chapter 1 - Thinking Critically with...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
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7/7/11 Class exercise 5 adjectives that describe a typical scientist 5 adjectives that describe a typical psychologist
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7/7/11 1. What is psychology? 2. Why do psychology? 3. How do psychologists ask and answer questions? (next Wed.)
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7/7/11 Class exercise Name an eminent psychologist from the past or present 1. Skinner 2. Piaget 3. Freud 4. Bandura 5. Festinger 6. Rogers 7. Schachter Miller
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7/7/11 What is psychology? Psychology is not : Extrasensory perception Hypnosis Human nature Common Sense Psychoanalysis The study of the mind Helping people
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7/7/11 What is psychology? Historical definitions: Comes from two Greek words meaning “the study of the mind or soul” William James (1890)—”Psychology is the science of mental life” Miller and Buckout (1973)—Psychology: The Science of Mental Life The scientific study of behavior The scientific study of human behavior
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